​Oral Pathology Biopsy Service

Columbia Oral Diagnostic Biopsy Service and NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital Laboratories are based at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. We collaborate to provide international leadership in basic and clinical research, dental and medical education, and health care. We deliver comprehensive, high quality, Oral & Maxillofacial and Anatomic Pathology laboratory services available to the Columbia University Medical Center, its affiliates, and the dental/medical community nationally.

Our fully certified laboratories serve Columbia University Medical Center and offer a wide range of diagnostic and prognostic tests that include applications of advanced technology and the latest research findings. We serve dentists and physicians in private practice, clinics, and hospitals throughout the tri–state area, nationally and internationally.

Academic Oriented & Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists with extensive expertise provide comprehensive diagnostic interpretations and consultations. We assure the highest quality through peer–review and subspecialty expertise.

We provide accurate and rapid reporting. For specimens not requiring special techniques, a written report is provided within one to two working days. We provide telephone consultation and rush biopsy processing in appropriate circumstances. Reporting is available by fax, mail, electronic interface or as requested.

Biopsy Kits

  • Specimen bottle with white lid containing 10% neutral buffered formalin
  • Columbia specimen requisition form
  • Plastic zip bags for the specimen bottles
  • Padded bubble mailers to place the requisition and the enveloped specimen bottles
  • FedEx shipping instructions card, specimen bag, and billable stamp (prepaid postage sticker to be affixed to FedEx specimen bag)

Online Oral Pathology Reports

In addition to faxing and mailing your patient’s oral pathology reports, we are providing a secure online platform for the clinicians to access the pathology reports. These reports can be downloaded in a PDF format to be added into the patient’s electronic health record. If interested, please contact us and we will create the electronic interface account for you at no extra cost. You can start accessing the reports once you receive the login name and the temporary password.

Billing and Insurance Support

Columbia Diagnostic Biopsy Service is currently contracted with the insurance plans listed below. However, we will submit insurance claims for all pathology services regardless of participation status. You are responsible for all co-payments, deductibles, and non-covered services as indicated by your insurance plan.

For general billing questions, please call 212-305-7399.

Insurance Plans

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • Aetna/US Healthcare
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup Community Care
  • Cigna Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NY (HMO,POS,PPO,EPO,CHP)
  • GHI
  • HIP (Health Insurance Plan of New York)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthplus
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Neighborhood Health Providers (NHP)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare – The Empire Plan

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Contact Us

Oral Pathology Biopsy Service
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Fax: 212-305-5958

Learn more about the  Oral Pathology Report Electronic Interface

Learn more about the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency 

Learn more about the Oral Pathology Faculty Practice